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In Japan, it is tradition to respect nature a little more than we do. They seldom tear down ancient trees to replace them with a Panda Express. Case and point is this beautiful house by Hironaka Ogawa & Associates, located in Kagawa, Japan. For thirty-five years, this building was home to both a family and two sturdy trees. The young daughter climbed the trees and the trees grew as part of the family. They blossomed with memories. When the daughter grew up and met the man of her dreams, the family decided to add an extension where they could live. The sentimental architects incorporated the trees into the design of their new home, so the couple could be as strong and sturdy as the everlasting trees.

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